Democracy Now! January 17, 2002

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Democracy Now! January 17, 2002
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Toxic Cover-up: Asbestos, Lead, Mercury, Dioxin. World Trade Center Syndrome.

GUEST: RITA LASAR, who lost her brother Abe Zelmanowitz in the World Trade Center attack, speaking from Afghanistan, where she is meeting with Afghans who lost their loved ones in the U.S. bombing 9:06-9:07 ONE-MINUTE MUSIC BREAK WITH VOCAL MONTAGE: SOUNDS FROM GROUND ZERO 9:07-9:20 TOXIC COVER-UP: Asbestos, Lead, Mercury, Dioxin. World Trade Center Syndrome. Today, we will meet a doctor who has treated a parade of Ground Zero patients a lawyer working on behalf of police union activists investigating why so many cops are coughing a parent whose son goes to Stuyvesant High School, blocks from Ground Zero, where kids are suffering nosebleeds and other respiratory problems organizers who started a free mobile health unit to treat the hundreds of sick workers and a woman who was sent to the emergency room twice because of toxins in her apartment. A roundtable discussion. GUEST: JUAN GONZALEZ, Daily News Reporter and Democracy Now! Co-host GUEST: MARILENA CHRISTODOULOU, Head of the Stuyvesant High School Parents Association CONTACT: GUEST: OMAR HENRIQUEZ, Safety and Health Specialist, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) CONTACT: GUEST: JOEL KUPFERMAN, Director, New York Environmental Law and Justice Project CONTACT: GUEST: DR. STEPHEN LEVIN, Medical Director, Mt. Sinai Hospital and the Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine GUEST: JOEL SHUFRO, Executive Director, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) CONTACT: GUEST: WENDY TABB, Resident, lower Manhattan, who had to leave her apartment because her symptoms were so severe. She still has not moved back. VIDEO: NORA ROSENTHAL, organizer, Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, speaking outside the mobil health unit that has been set up in lower Manhattan to help people suffering from "World Trade Center Syndrome" 9:20-9:21 ONE-MINUTE MUSIC BREAK 9:21-9:40 TOXIC COVER UP CONT'D 9:40-9:41 ONE-MINUTE MUSIC BREAK 9:41-9:58 TOXIC COVER-UP CONT'D 9:58-9:59 OUTRO AND CREDITS

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January 17, 2002
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January 17, 2002
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59 min.
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